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Census Workers Go Door-to-Door Starting May 1

by Stephanie CrosbyKentucky recorded a higher rate of participation in the questionnaire portion of the U.S. Census this year than it did ten years ago. Only four states met or exceeded their 2000 rate of participation: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Kentucky’s participation rate in 2000 was 70-percent.Census spokesperson Clay Barbour says census workers will start traveling door-to-door to those who didn’t respond to collect information.“The people that we miss are not the people that aren’t at home," says Barbour. "So you’ve got people who are living on someone’s couch, you’ve got people who maybe live between homes, that sort of thing. Those are the people who get missed. If you have a house and you come home and eat dinner at night, we’re going to find you, and we’re going to count you.”Barbour says door-to-door counts will start May 1st. He says there are 10,000 door-to-door census workers in Kentucky, and about 1,500 in Louisville.

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